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Re: [News] [Rival] Windows is No Longer Free (Gratis) -- Microsoft Milks Users

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____/ Robin T Cox on Friday 27 March 2009 09:30 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Microsoft Milks Users
> A tad harsh, methinks. Haven't MS done a great job in the past to encourage
> people to want free software, by turning a blind eye to the piracy of
> Windows in order to foster the illusion that everyone prefers it?
> The fact that such a strategy has now started to bite them on the bum is no
> more than just another sign that their business model is way out of date,
> and now no amount of Genuine Advantage crap is going to encourage people to
> flock in droves to pay up for what they could previously get for free,
> especially since they know that better free alternatives are available.
> Well done, Microsoft!

Microsoft hopes that the lock-in (Gates called it "Addict[ion]") will encourage
them to pay... simply due to lack of choice.

It's a "hostage" business strategy.

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